Boat Dealers

Boat dealers sell new or used boats, or both, in combination with other activities, such as repair services. They may also sell new or used boat engines, trailers, marine supplies, and parts and accessories. A single dealer may sell several brands of boats and boats of different sizes and types. ranging from personal watercraft to large yachts.

Retail giant rolls out electronics expo

Among the changes that West Marine CEO Matt Hyde has shepherded in his four years at the helm of the marine retail giant was the introduction this spring of the Marine Electronics Expo.

The retailer’s traditional reliance on sales of boating parts and accessories is being supplemented by alternative water-sports options as part of its new strategy.

The chandlery goes millennial

Retail is undergoing the biggest change it has seen in more than a generation as demographics shift, mobile devices are increasingly used for shopping and millennials enter the work force.

MarineMax show this weekend in Florida

MarineMax St. Petersburg, Fla., in cooperation with the city of Gulfport, will present the first boat show to be held during the annual South Pasadena Block Party on Saturday.

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